Wednesday, 26 February 2014

February 2014 Empties

February is almost over, so my spending ban is almost over too! I've done pretty well, as the only things I've bought were necessities and/or replacements (e.g. deodorant). I'll put up a post about that shortly. Anyway, I haven't used up too much this month. The last few empties posts I've done have had quite a few products, so feel free to check those out for your weekly trash fix!

Revlon Colorstay Foundation
Fresca Natural Deodorant (Unscented and Jaisara)
Max Factor Masterpiece Mascara
LA Girl Pro Concealer
Kerastase Nutritive Irisome Shampoo & Conditioner samples

Revlon Colorstay
I didn't want to throw this away. In fact, I'm heart broken to do so...it's half full! But I fear that it may have become contaminated with bacteria (as I used it before I found out what happened to my face), so I think it's safest to chuck it out. I've never finished a full bottle of foundation and was determined to use this one up...maybe next time! I've repurchased this off Ebay because this has since been reformulated, and the new formula doesn't sound like what I want.

Fresca Natural Deodorant
A while ago when I was having major underarm issues (super itchy all the time), I swapped over to natural deodorant. While it did help with the itching, it didn't eliminate the problem. These were okay, but they are more like a perfume roll on to mask any odour, so they don't stop you sweating...which is a bit unpleasant at times. Since I stopped shaving my underarms and switched over to epilating them, the problem has completely dissapeared, so I do not feel compelled to stick with natural deodorants as I prefer stock standard anti-persipirants. I wouldn't repurchase, but I guess they're an okay product for what they are.

Max Factor Masterpiece Mascara
This was a sample I got from somewhere and I really loved it. It was probably one of the better mascaras I've used. I would like to repurchase it one day.

LA Girl Pro Concealer
Same story as the foundation. Probably contaminated, better off in the bin. I found a discount store that sells them, but I couldn't get the exact shade I wanted...so I had to go a tad darker. This is a great concealer with rave reviews (check MakeUpAlley if you don't believe me!) but I really want to buy the right shade!

Kerastase Shampoo & Conditioner
I got these sample sachets from Pinch Me. I only got one use out of them but my hair seemed to like them as it was pretty soft and shiny afterwards. Disliked the smell though, it smells exactly like cheapo bar soap in public toilets...eeek. Maybe I'll look into another range of theirs.

So those are my empties of the month! Have you tried any of these products?

14 comments:

  1. Looking forward to your post on the spending ban! I'm thinking of doing the same in March..

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    1. I'd recommend a one month spending ban :) at first it seems hard, but I feel like my willpower has improved a lot!

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  2. I hate it when my favourite products become contaminated :( I had to throw a few things out recently. Sometimes, I try to converse and prolong the use of my favourite products by not using them. I need a change of method!

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    1. First world problems hey :( lol! I sometimes try to do that, it's also a good way to shop your stash because you end up using neglected items :)

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  3. What shade is the concealer? :)

    And yay to the spending ban being over!!

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    1. This shade is 'pure beige' - it's the perfect shade for me! The new one I bought is two shades darker which sounds like a lot, but it's not because they have a huuuuge range :D

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  4. Sad about the foundation! Hope your skin is going better! Yay! My ban ends this Friday too! I already know what I'm going to get. Do you have a list building up?

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    1. Much better thank you :) yay, congrats on lasting the distance! I haven't got a list, but I do have a few shops/websites I will be hitting up...like Priceline, of course :)

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  5. I had to throw out a few expired items this month so I know how you feel!

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    1. More room for new goodies though ;)

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  6. At least you have the willpower to throw it away. I would just keep using it and risk it. Lol. What epilator do you use? Im thinking of getting one!

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    1. I use a cheap $50 Remington one, I've had it for about 2 years. I didn't want to splurge on a fancy one because I had never tried epilating before so I didn't know if I would like it or not! It does the job so I'm happy with it lol.

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  7. Have you considered laser for underarms? You'll never look back!

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    1. I hadn't considered it actually, I've heard it can be quite expensive and no guarantee!

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